“Military operations are still underway until the end of the security plan,” commander of the 8th Division of the Iraqi army, General Othman Ali Farhoud, said during a news conference attended by the chief of the 4th Brigade of the U.S. army, Michael Gart.
“A committee was formed by the local government, the police and Iraqi and U.S. forces to support the city with food supplies,” he added.
For his part, Michael Gart said that one U.S. soldier was killed and a number of soldiers were injured during clashes in the city.
“U.S. forces will continue hunting down the gunmen,” he added.
Diwaniya is the capital city of Qadissiyah province in central southern Iraq.